F. No. 450/25/2009-CusIV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
227B, North Block
Dated the 7th September, 2016
All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of Customs /Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise Principal Director General/ Director General, DRI
All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise
Subject: Entry of factory stuffed (including self sealed) export containers into port terminals prior to LEO-reg.
Under the current practice at JNPT, following category of export containers are allowed direct entry into the port terminal prior to granting LEO.
a) Refrigerated Containers.
b) Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC).
c) Motor Vehicles.
d) Perishable non-refrigerated cargo: Containers stuffed under the supervision of the Central Excise/Customs officers, containing perishable non-refrigerated cargo like onion, garlic etc.
e) Factory Stuffed Cargo of Exporters having Status Certificate, 100% EOUs and units of SEZs
(2) In addition to the above, facilitation measures CBEC has vide Circular No. 33/2016- Cus allowed Direct Port Entry to all AEO Tier-I/II/III status holders.
(3) Recently, Niti Aayog while examining the inter-ministerial issues relating to Port Eco-System efficiency parameters has recommended that all manufacturing firms should be allowed Direct Port entry (DPE) for which necessary orders will be issued by CBEC. Terminals / Port should provide requisite facilities for processing of export documents by Customs. This suggestion has been examined in the Board and found to be acceptable. It is, therefore, advised that all Customs Houses may issue suitable trade notices allowing factory stuffed export containers of all manufacturing entities after discussing the matter with the Port authorities about measures to handle the additional inflow of the export containers.
(4) Difficulties, if any, faced in the implementation of this Circular may he brought to the notice of the Board.